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WQM Plans

Wisconsin Water Recreaton

To Learn More, Visit Water Quality Planning

Share your comments:
DNR WQ Planning c/o L.Helmuth
Water Quality Bureau, WT/3
PO Box 7921, Madison WI 53707–7921

Explore updated water quality plans!

Thirteen of Wisconsin's updated Water Quality Plans are now open for review and comment August 7th through 21st. Plans updates were created from Targeted Watershed Assessments, monitoring projects conducted from 2014 to 2016. To learn more, keep reading!

Public Comment on Water Quality Plans August 7 to August 14

Thirteen Water Quality Management Plan Updates are available for review and comment. Below is a series of presentations for background and information on the water quality plan program and a summary of each plan! We also hope you get involved in resource opportunities in your area. For more information on how to learn more, see the video below "How to learn more and get involved! Youc can also contact this email address or stop by your local DNR office. To view the location of these monitoring projects and water qulaity plans, see the interactive map at right!

  • Introduction to Water Quality Plan Updates in 2017 [PDF]
  • WQM Plan Background
  • Overview of Water Resources Programs
  • Targeted Watershed Approach Monitoring Projects
  • About WQM Plans
    • WQM Plan Locations
    • Goals and Outcomes of WQM Plans
    • Current WQM Plans 2017
    • WQM Plans Online
  • How to find WQM plans and get involved
    • Online Plans/TWA Pages
    • Watershed Pages
    • Water Details & Impaired Waters
    • Water Condition Viewer (mapped locations)
    • Getting involved with monitoring, planning and more!
  • How to share comments with DNR
  • Next steps for Wisconsin's WQM Plans

WQ plans summarize monitoring results

Thirteen newly updated plans describe the details of Targeted Watershed Assessments (TWA) that were conducted throughout the state. Each TWA monitoring project is designed and conducted based on one of four areas:

Search for and explore all DNR's Targeted Watershed Assessments projects (past, current and proposed) at Explore Your Waters Project Search Application.

Search Waters

Wisconsin residents are fortunate to live in a state bountiful with natural resources, including our many and varied lakes, streams, wetlands, aquifers, and springs.

Explore Your Waters

Launch the interactive dynamic application "Explore Wisconsin's Waters!"


Surface Water Data Viewer

Launch the Surface Water Data Viewer


Contact information
Water Management Specialists - Shoreline Issues
Sarah Yang Environmental toxicologist - Water Evaluation
Kristi Minahan Water quality standards specialist